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South Africa / cape town archives repository
« on: Sunday 05 February 17 11:04 GMT (UK)  »
I'm sure there is a simple answer that I just can't see at the moment.

I can see a number of results for a search on the National Archives of South Africa website that I'm interested in from the 1800s, but can't work out to access the actual files. Do I have to contact the NASA directly, or go through a freelance researcher (which seems a bit annoying as I know which records I want)? Or are the records available online anywhere? Does anyone have any experience with contacting them - are they helpful?

Any advice would be appreciated. I'm a novice when it comes to South African research!

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / photograph in Cape Town for dating
« on: Saturday 21 January 17 03:06 GMT (UK)  »
This may be an impossible task, but is it possible to work out the date of this photograph? It is about 15 x 12 cm on plain card. On the back is written in faint pencil "cottage ... Cape Town". I have attached enlargements of the men and carriage in the photograph if that helps at all.

Any suggestions most appreciated.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Place name in Cape Town - completed with thanks
« on: Saturday 21 January 17 02:32 GMT (UK)  »
I recently discovered a faint pencil marking on the back of a very old faded photograph of a cottage. I can make out "cottage ... Cape Town", but have no idea about the middle word. Possibly ends in "...bray"?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Armed Forces / what type of uniform is this - Queensland before 1900
« on: Wednesday 18 January 17 04:41 GMT (UK)  »
Would any one be able to tell me what kind of uniform this is? I think it is J Raphael JOSEPH who was a doctor in Brisbane from the 1880s to 1900 (but I could be wrong).

Any help most appreciated.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Agnes who on this 1885 will
« on: Sunday 15 January 17 05:11 GMT (UK)  »
Is any one able to guess what this lady's surname is? It appears on the will of Raphael Joshua JOSEPH in 1885, an adopted daughter I had no idea existed, so would love to try to track her down. There's 2 versions on the will.

many thanks in advance

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / date for possible joshua raphael joseph
« on: Thursday 12 January 17 01:01 GMT (UK)  »
Would it be possible to know an approximate date for this photograph, maybe Joshua Raphael Joseph b 1848. And what is going on with his hair?  ::)

Many thanks in advance

Can anyone please help me to know what theses regulations were? Before finding this article I didn't know Joshua had anything to do with the Defense Forces. (I'm assuming L F P and S, Glasgow has something to do with his qualifications, although he obtained them at Guy's Hospital London)

"Joshua Raphael Joseph L F P and S Glasgow" "... off the medical list of the Queensland Defense Force, under regulation no 16 and regulation no 23 as amended."

(original here : about half way down the column)

Many thanks in advance

Australia / James Mackenzie died between 1876 and 1896?
« on: Friday 23 December 16 05:07 GMT (UK)  »
I'm trying to find out some details about James MACKENZIE. He was born in Scotland, married Elizabeth Ann MCINTYRE (possibly 1848) had a few children there then moved to Canada and I think had some more children, then they moved to Australia and had more children in Victoria. Their youngest child (I think) was born in 1876. The obit for their eldest boy who died in Queensland in 1896 says James is already dead. I can see there are a few James Mackenzie's who died in this period, but can't find any death notices to prove which is which.

I would also like to know when they arrived in Australia - Elizabeth's obit in 1920 notes she has been a settler for 64 years, but I don't think this quite works with the Canadian records.

This is the info I have so far:
Elizabeth Ann (Menzies?) McIntyre b1827(Scotland) d 1920 Melbourne
Jane         1848 (Scotland) - (before 1920)
Eliza Mary 1854 (Scotland) -? (married John McGregor in Canada)
Isabella     1855 (Scotland) -? (married Lochart Mulloch in Canada)
Margaret    ?- 1931(died in Vic) (married M Malcolm)
Jessie Catherine 1857-1927 (married ?Martin in Canada)
Marjory May 1858-1946 (Vic)
Alexander Andrew 1861 (Vic) -1896 (Qld)
Donald McIntyre    1863 (Vic) - 1947 (Vic) (married Jessie Joseph NSW)
Ewan Cameron      1865 (Vic) - 1922 (Vic)
Sarah Elizabeth     1867 (Vic) - ? (married William Griffin)
Christina Lillian     1871 (Vic) - 1851(Vic) married Herbert Pollock
Archina McIntyre   1876 (Vic) - before 1920
Bessie                  ? - before 1920

Hope that's not too confusing. Any help finding James death would be most appreciated.

London & Middlesex Lookup Requests / Joshua Raphael JOSEPH 1871 census Hamstead
« on: Monday 03 October 16 04:10 BST (UK)  »
Would it be possible to please lookup the 1871 census for Hamstead to find Joshua Raphael JOSEPH born c 1848? (Can't seem to find it on familysearch  ???)

Many thanks in advance.

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